Amber (song)

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Single by 311
from the album From Chaos
Released February 2002
Genre Reggae rock
Length 2:58 (radio edit)
3:29 (album version)
Label Volcano Records
Writer(s) Nick Hexum
Certification Gold (RIAA)
311 singles chronology
"I'll Be Here Awhile"
"Creatures (For a While)"

"Amber" is the third single from the band 311's 2001 album From Chaos. Focusing more on their reggae roots, the song is about Nick Hexum's then fiancee and then Eden's Crush member Amber Ziarko briefly in the music video, playing in the ocean with Hexum. Although it is not one of the highest charting singles from 311 since it hit number 13 on the Modern Rock chart, it had more attention and popularity than any of their Top 10 singles on the chart, remains their longest lasting song on the Alternative Rock chart, and is their most popular single from the band due to its media usage[citation needed] and it is the only single by 311 to have a certification by the RIAA, achieving Gold status seeing this as the band's signature song[citation needed].

The song's intro was remixed on Greatest Hits '93-'03.

Use in media[edit]

A live performance video clip of "Amber" was featured on the DVD extras for the 2004 movie, 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The CD version of "Amber" was featured in the movie itself.

The song was also on the soundtrack for the movie Dear John.[1]


Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 13
US Billboard Adult Top 40 27


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